Venezuela at the Paralympics

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Venezuela at the
Paralympics
Flag of Venezuela.svg
IPC code VEN
NPC Comité Paralimpico Venezolano
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
8
Bronze
14
Total
23
Summer appearances

Venezuela made its Paralympic Games début at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville and New York, sending five competitors in athletics and one in swimming. Absent from the Games in 1988, it returned in 1992, and has participated in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. Venezuela has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.

Although never a major medal contender, Venezuela has improved its medal intake over time. Having won no medals in 1984 or 1996, a single bronze in 1992 (Yolmer Urdaneta's in the men's discus) and a single bronze also in 2000 (Ricardo Santana's in the men's 200m T13 in athletics), it achieved its first silver (Santana in the 100m) and two bronze in 2004, the country's first -and so far only- Paralympic gold medal was won in 2008 by Naomi Soazo in the women's up to 63kg in judo. 2008 marked Venezuela's highest achievement to date, with one gold, four silver, and two bronze.[1]

The country's medal tally following the 2008 Games places it 92nd on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Yolmer Urdaneta Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Discus throw B2
 Bronze Ricardo Santana Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 m T13
 Silver Ricardo Santana Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100 m T12
 Bronze Ricardo Santana Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 m T12
 Bronze Aníbal Bello
Oduver Daza
Ricardo Santana
José Villarreal
Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4x100m relay T11-13
 Gold Naomi Soazo China 2008 Beijing Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's -63 kg
 Silver Oduver Daza
Fernando Ferrer
Ricardo Santana
Yoldani Silva
China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4x100m Relay T11-T13
 Bronze Reinaldo Caravallo China 2008 Beijing Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's -81 kg
 Bronze Samuel Colmenares China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400m - T46
 Bronze Marcos Falcón United Kingdom 2012 London Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's 66 kg
 Bronze Oscar Monterola United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 m T37
 Silver Luis Paiva Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m T20
 Silver Omar Monterola Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m T37
 Silver Sol Rojas Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 m T11
 Bronze Rafael Uribe Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's high jump T44
 Bronze Yescarly Medina Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 100 m T37
 Bronze Naomi Soazo Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's 70 kg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venezuela at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee